October 20, 2014
The BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding people to consume only pasteurized apple-based drinks this fall season.
Unpasteurized juice and cider commonly available at pumpkin patch events and farmers markets can become infected with harmful bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella. The vast majority of juice sold in BC is safe, but only pasteurization (heat treatment) can ensure that apple juice and cider are free of harmful pathogens.
October 3, 2014
Hand cleaning rates among BC health care staff have exceeded the province’s target of 80 per cent for the first time.
September 30, 2014
Thanks to research and new treatments for breast cancer, more women are surviving, and thriving, than ever before. But it’s also important for women to know that they can take steps to reduce their risk of getting this type of cancer.
BC Mental Health
September 29, 2014
With all BC students now back in class, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is sharing tips on what to watch for and how to help when it comes to anxiety and stress.
August 29, 2014
BC’s pilot Take Home Naloxone (THN) program has reversed 125 opioid drug overdoses over the past two years, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
August 22, 2014
New research from CFRI and BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) shows that helmet laws really do make a difference. The study, which appears in the July issue of Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, shows Canadian children living in areas with laws mandating helmet use were more than twice as likely to wear helmets and were significantly less likely to suffer from head injuries.
August 21, 2014
Public health officials are renewing their call for men who have sex with men to get tested for syphilis as 2013 figures show the number of cases has surpassed the 2012 rate, which was already the highest in decades.
August 1, 2014
BC Transplant is proud to support the LGBTQ community at this year’s Pride Festival and is encouraging everyone to consider becoming an organ donor, regardless of sexual orientation.
July 30, 2014
New cases continue to be reported for the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa. As of July 23, there have been 1,201 cases and 672 deaths reported to the World Health Organization from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and more cases are expected.
July 28, 2014
Parents and coaches can now access the latest evidence-based information on concussion diagnosis and care thanks to a new, free online resource: the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Parents, Players, and Coaches.